Oprah Regrets Launching OWN Network, Doesn't Give Up
On CBS This Morning, Oprah Winfrey released some interesting information: she was very unhappy with OWN, her television network and would not do it all again if she could.
Mentioning it being a huge mistake, the media maven says, "The idea of creating a network was something that I wanted to do. Had I known that it was this difficult, I might have done something else."
Since its inception in last year--with most of the negative press in recent days--Lady O's business has taken some major hits. First, 150 staffers were laid off, and following that, Rosie O'Donnell's self-titled spot was clipped from the network's line-up. However, the Discovery-Harpo offspring has seen brighter days with Oprah's Next Chapter, a series that highlights Oprah's strong points--exclusive interviews with headline celebs.
Looking toward the future, she remains hopeful: "I thought that last week with all the negative press. You know, it's just press." She adds, "Just because you fail doesn't make you a failure. When you know that in the core of yourself, you can keep trying or you can use whatever is happening in that moment to say, 'Maybe I need to move in a new direction.'"
Watch the interview here!